Cham Bumo Gyeong: Episode 340
Cham Bumo Gyeong
Book 12: The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and the Women's Era
Chapter 2: The Settlement of the Eight Stages and Declaration Day of God's Eternal Blessing
Section 1: The Settlement of the Eight Stages (Pal Jeong Shik) and Heavenly Parentism, Paragraph 08-15
8 We have to pass through eight vertical stages: servant of servants, servant, adopted child, stepchild, child, spouse, parents and God. Then we have to go through eight horizontal stages: individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world, cosmos and God. The Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages brought together and settled all these stages. I proclaimed this on August 31, 1989, in Alaska. Accordingly we are entering the age in which people no longer need to pay indemnity. It means that wherever a Unification Church member goes, or I go, and whatever we do, no one can persecute us. Now when we do any kind of work, no one can accuse us. The Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages is the ceremony for settling into that new environment.
After performing this ceremony as the foundation, I declared Heavenly Parentism on September 1, 1989. The age to restore the elder son was prior to the completion of the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages. By restoring the authority of the elder son to the side of heaven, we entered the realm of the worldwide summit in which Satan is no longer able to oppose us.
9 There has never been a true woman who lived for the world that God intended to build. For this purpose, I conducted the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages. The providence for the restoration of God must pass through the eight stages to reach God. It has to pass through the stages of servant of servant, servant, adopted son, stepson, son, mother, father and God. This course is the basis for understanding that God has been looking for the true woman. The Lord who is the Bridegroom has to be born on earth and find the victorious woman. Representing Adam, Abel emerges and finds her.
The mission of the Bride after passing through thousands of years is to establish a unified worldwide foundation on earth. This is done for the sake of completing the ideal of Adam and accomplishing God's Will for the Bridegroom. Without that foundation, Abel cannot appear on earth as the victorious Bridegroom. Even if he were victorious on the national level, the world-level Satan would cling to him in order to beat him down. Therefore until the time we are able to go over the worldwide realm of liberation we must establish the realm of the Bride while preparing for the Bridegroom. For God to make Adam was simple. However, re-creating Adam has had to proceed through thousands of years of history, from the Fall of Adam and Eve until now.
10 The Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages! In God's providence, the number eight could not settle. The number eight symbolizes the circle in heaven and the circle on earth. The month of August 1989, which is the first year after proclaiming the Foundation Day of the Nation of the Unified World, has special importance.
There is important content behind the announcement of the cosmic settlement at the close of August this year. In this providential age, the restoration of the authority of the elder son along with the authority of parents is established, and through the restoration of the authority of the parents, the restoration of kingship is established.
The age of democracy is passing and the world of love is coming. Can democracy buy God and True Parents? Can you be voted into a relationship with God and True Parents? The way of love is the only way.
I have made these pronouncements, but that does not mean you do not have to pray. If you do not, the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages cannot reside on earth and in heaven. I proclaimed the settlement by offering prayers as the representative of all the members of the Unification Church, all people, all nations and all things in heaven.
11 I conducted the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages in Kodiak, Alaska, a point on earth close to the North Star. I broke down all the barriers between the earthly hell and the heavenly kingdom, both the vertical and horizontal obstructions. I broke down and cleared away the walls in the human world that block individuals, families, tribes, peoples, nations, the world and cosmos. As long as these barriers exist, Satan is able to reside temporarily on this earth.
When I see Satan residing in the spirit world and the earthly world, I say, "You have opposed me worldwide. I have loved humankind more than you have. I have taught God's heavenly way to all people when you taught them to be defeated and led them to ruin." Satan bows his head in front of the leadership of love. It is the love of the mother trying to restore her unfilial son from the life of a bandit to a righteous life. Only love can make the sinful devil surrender. That is why I emphasize love.
12 Before Adam and Eve fell, everything was their possession and the possession of God. Accordingly, offering the nation and the world before receiving the Blessing is the general rule, but one is unable to do that in the course of restoration. Today's Blessing is the Blessing for people within the Unification Church. In the future we will return to the original standard by creating one nation, and bless that nation and world. Heavenly Parentism starts from there. Heavenly Parentism will prevail when the world is level under God and holds a global marriage ceremony. That is the content of True Parentism.
Because of the Korean War, the world entered the era of two poles. However these two poles became one centering on the Seoul Olympics. The Moscow Olympics and Los Angeles Olympics were in the era of two poles, but they became one at the time of the Seoul Olympics. At that time the Little Angels participated in a celebratory performance and I said, "l will donate 2,000 cars to Moscow. Please take them, but take them through North Korea." I suggested this so that the material and spiritual could unite. At the Seoul Olympics, the young Unification Church missionaries became one with Cain-type young people in Satan's world. Accordingly, Unification Church members cheered for those countries that did not have an embassy in Korea, by holding those nations' flags. They united and cheered them on.
At the end of August, 1989, I declared the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages based on those conditions. I built that idealistic foundation for young people and, based on that foundation I established a day with great significance.
13 August 31, 2008 is the 10th anniversary of Pal Jeong Shik, the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages. It is a precious day when, for the restoration of lineage, we mark True Parents' having gone through all eras of the eight stages, horizontally from the individual to the family tribe, people, nation, world, cosmos and all the way up to God, as well as vertically beginning from the servant of servants. Hence, as True Parents have come, by uniting with them, people can begin to settle in the world. This is the importance of the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages.
14 The truth of God and True Parents is called Heavenly Parentism. Finally today is the new day of origin when heaven and earth become one based on true love, and this realm expands from the family to the world. This day has that kind of meaning.
The Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages was proclaimed on the foundation of True Parents passing through all the experiences of bitter pain and grief, vertically and horizontally. Until now, heaven could come neither vertically nor horizontally. But after we connect vertically and horizontally with the new family, with True Parents as the center, we can advance to the world that God desires. Heavenly Parentism would not emerge without this Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages.
The blessed families are the center of this worldwide expansion. Standing on the territory of a world family centering on the blessed couples, from the 30,000 Couples to the 360,000 Couples to the 3.6 Million Couples, the way the family of True Parents is going is beyond the vertical and horizontal stages, and God is able to dwell on earth. Therefore I proclaimed the Realm of the Cosmic Sabbath of the Parents of Heaven and Earth. The 30,000 Couples, 360,000 Couples and 3.6 Million Couples fulfilled the formation, growth and completion stages, ushering in the age when Unificationist families of the world can be welcomed and their activities proceed without obstruction. Therefore, wherever God goes, He is able to rest.
15 As a result of completing the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages, the authority of Parents has been recovered, their pain and sorrow dissolved. The philosophy of Heavenly Parentism is spreading. In the position of True Parents, I have liberated Adam's family and I have liberated Jesus from the sorrow of being unable to fulfill the work of a tribal messiah. The time has come when you, as tribal messiahs, can remove whatever wrongs your parents and relatives have done. For the first time, each of your hometowns can be transformed into the hometowns of heaven's nation. Having the form of a nation, the hometown territory will be the place where we can connect with True Parents and receive their governance, and your fathers' and mothers' birthplaces will be designated as hometowns within God's nation.
Accordingly, in this age your hometowns can be acknowledged as hometowns of God's nation. They have been liberated from hell. Now the people who were living in hell are all going through returning resurrection, so three generations must be centered on the tribal messiah, and this forms a condition in front of heaven. A grandfather, a father and an older brother center on the tribal messiah. This is the root of the spiritual work of restoration. You are liberating God, liberating True Parents and liberating yourself.
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